I was reeeeeeally glad when a couple recently placed an order for a loveseat for their front porch, because I was seriously contemplating ways to hide those beautiful cedar pallets mentioned earlier and keep them all for myself. The order forced me to 1) suck it up and stop sniffing the pallets like a crazy person and 2) slowly get rid of my stash. Since the customers were really excited about the order, it would make it easier to part with the pallets.
So I got ready to build, and realized I had a problem. We still had a significant amount of snow from the recent blizzard (these finished photos are taken after the stain dried and we had milder weather with rain); I could hardly get to my small workshop, let alone build outside. And it was cold. Very cold. I needed to come up with a plan B.
Thank goodness for our living room and my poor purple vacuum cleaner that I’ve been treating like a heavy duty shop vac for years. (Cough, cough.)
Made completely out of those awesome cedar pallets and two pressure-treated reclaimed wood planks for wide armrests, this bench fits standard cushions, has a slight incline to the back for comfort, and a place to place shoes under the seats.
Cedar pallet loveseats: $60-$90, depending on the finish and cushions